Sunday, August 01, 2010
Today's Flowers: Flowers surviving the heat
In spite of being one of the hottest summers in my memory where I live in NC, the flowers are doing remarkably well.
I think part of why the flowers are surviving is we have had a very wet summer to counteract the heat.
Even with milder summers when it is dry, everything starts getting pretty droopy by August.
The wildflowers above are going to seed but it's time for that.
The shots above are from my garden. The first two shots and the fifth shot are rose of sharon, a variety of hibiscus. The third shot is a tiger lily (my Dad told me ages ago that they called them ditch lilies when he was growing up). I don't know the name of the flower in the fourth shot. The rest of the flowers in this post were taken outside a doctor's office.
As I've mentioned many times on my blogs, I like to take the taste out of doctor's appointments by having photo shoots.
The begonia above and in companionship with the canna lilies below was doing very well hanging out in the planters outside of the office building where I see my dermatologist.
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